Jeff Baum is Director of Services at Hanapin Marketing and a seasoned PPC advertising professional with Hanapin Marketing. a 13 year track record of success in digital advertising. He has developed and implemented strategies to substantially grow revenue and profits for a variety of lead generation and e-commerce businesses. He has also been responsible and accountable for managing hundreds of thousands of dollars in PPC advertising spend per month. Jeff is a recurring writer for Hanapin's blog and PPC Hero.
Wenn du hierüber genügend Informationen besitzt, kannst du dich mit der Entwicklung von eigenen Strategien für den Wettbewerb beschäftigen – indem du neben dem Status quo auf deinem Markt, der sich mit objektiven Daten beschreiben lässt, die Strategien deiner Wettbewerber untersuchst. Auf diese Strategien musst du reagieren. Das kannst du aber nur, wenn du über die Strategien deiner Mitbewerber informiert bist.
With a clear understanding of our objectives and audience, we can now determine how we want to target our prospects across the AdWords network. There are multiple targeting options available, from location to demographics and display ads to video ads. The trick is to tailor your adverts to deliver the best results based on how your users browse the web. This chapter provides you with the primary elements required to accurately target your campaign.

Use these consumer characteristics to time and target your marketing. For example, airports on weekdays are a great source of business travelers looking for high-end restaurants, while weekends and Spring Break bring more leisure visitors and families looking for more casual dining options. Likewise, dance clubs and bars can benefit by promoting 18 and over events targeted at universities whose student bodies are largely between the ages of 18-21. These are just a few examples of how venues define audiences that can be effectively targeted.
Um mögliche Stärken der Konkurrenz zu identifizieren und herauszufinden, wo das eigene Unternehmen im Vergleich dazu steht, sollte zuerst festgelegt werden, was in der Zielbranche wichtig ist. So könnte Supermarkt A beispielsweise festlegen, dass Freundlichkeit des Personals, Wartezeiten an der Kasse, Qualität der Produkte und Verfügbarkeit von Bio-Lebensmitteln besonders wichtig sind. Nacheinander können diese Themen dann abgefragt werden.
If you aren’t aware of buzzwords in your industry or the terms your potential audience will search to try to find you, you need to do some more research or you will definitely be losing people. In Jerry’s case, he has office space for rent as individual desks in a common room. He needs to realize that the term his potential audience will use to search for that is ‘coworking’. A five-minute keywords change would provide Jerry with a clearer vision of his website’s performance and a greater likelihood of being found through search. Check out the revised keywords below:
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Wichtig ist, dass du dich nicht verzettelst. Es geht nicht darum, eine vollumfängliche Wettbewerbs- und Konkurrenzanalyse vorzulegen, die alle Kennzahlen und Strategien, Stärken und Schwächen aller deiner Konkurrenten enthält. Es geht darum, eine gute Grundlage für die Positionierung deines Unternehmens zu schaffen: Mit welchem Angebot, welchen Preisen, und welchem Marketing willst du deine Kunden gewinnen?

Although more and more keywords are getting encrypted by Google every day, another smart way to come up with keyword ideas is to figure out which keywords your website is already getting found for. To do this, you'll need website analytics software like Google Analytics or HubSpot's Sources tool. Drill down into your website's traffic sources, and sift through you organic search traffic bucket to identify the keywords people are using to arrive at your site.

"My favorite part about voice search is just how clear the intent is in the query. For example, if I typed in 'hotels in the Bahamas', you’d have no idea whether I was looking for a romantic getaway, a singles trip or a family vacation. Chances are the results would be different for each. But if I asked Cortana, 'which are the best family-friendly hotels in the Bahamas,' then a far more targeted result could be served.


Bluetooth technology is less expensive than GPS and WiFi. However, while bluetooth makes beacons great, it’s also their downside, as many folks keep bluetooth turned off when they’re moving around in the world. To understand the tech in greater detail, Estimote, a beacon vendor, does a good job of explaining the physics and math of how beacons work.
Um konkurrenzfähig zu bleiben, muss ein Sportler fitter sein als seine Mitstreiter - ein Unternehmen hingegen muss innovativer sein, mehr anbieten, Kundenwünsche besser erfüllen als seine Wettstreiter. In diesem Prozess ist vor allem eines wichtig: Der Blick nach rechts und links. Genau zu erforschen, was konkurrierende Unternehmen machen, passiert im Rahmen einer Wettbewerbsanalyse. Im Folgenden wird erläutert, worum es sich dabei handelt, welche Einblicke eine solche Analyse liefert und warum gerade digitale Marktforschung sich optimal eignet, um Konkurrenten systematisch zu durchleuchten.

We must clearly identify our objectives for the campaign and tie the campaign objectives to business objectives. Your objectives could include raising awareness, increasing engagement, generating conversions, and customer retention. Your objectives will need to be tailored to your specific business and you will want to map your objectives to a typical marketing funnel. This chapter highlights how to identify your objectives to measure success.


Understanding the balance of terms that might be a little more difficult due to competition, versus those terms that are a little more realistic, will help you maintain a similar balance that the mix of long-tail and head terms allows. Remember, the goal is to end up with a list of keywords that provide some quick wins but also helps you make progress toward bigger, more challenging SEO goals.
Keyword research for PPC can be incredibly time-consuming, but it is also incredibly important. Your entire PPC campaign is built around keywords, and the most successful Google Ads advertisers continuously grow and refine their PPC keyword list. If you only do keyword research once, when you create your first campaign, you are probably missing out on hundreds of thousands of valuable, long-tail, low-cost and highly relevant keywords that could be driving traffic to your site.

SpyFu displays side-by-side data on your competitors' paid and organic search results, so you can easily see where it's more cost-effective to bid on a particular keyword as opposed to trying to rank for  it organically. That way you can use your time more efficiently by writing content around those keywords that drive a lot of traffic but are more expensive to bid on.


Im Idealfall kennst du den Markt und konkurrierende Unternehmen bereits sehr genau und kannst ihre jeweiligen Besonderheiten, Stärken und Schwächen aus dem Stegreif aufzählen. Dennoch ist es sinnvoll, dich bei deiner Untersuchung nicht nur auf Bauchgefühl, Instinkt, Erfahrung und Hörensagen zu verlassen, sondern nachvollziehbar und strategisch bei der Datensammlung vorzugehen. Dazu kannst du unter anderem diese Informationsquellen nutzen:
Geo-targeting in the most traditional sense uses IP addresses to figure out where users are. Every internet-connected device has a unique IP. It’s like an address for your computer, tablet, phone, or wearable. The first three digits provide a country code. The digits after that indicate specific areas within a country, down to state, city, and postal code. To learn more about the tech behind geo-targeting, geoedge.com is a good source.
Viele Existenzgründer beenden ihre Wettbewerbsanalyse nach Schritt 3 und vergessen die wichtigste Aufgabe: die Auswertung der Daten. Bringen Sie die gesammelten Informationen dazu zunächst in eine Form, in der Sie sie vergleichen können (beispielsweise in eine Vergleichstabelle). Analysieren Sie Ihre Mitbewerber, erkennen Sie Einflussfaktoren auf Ihr Geschäft und ziehen Sie die notwendigen Schlussfolgerungen. Im Ergebnis sollte sich die Wettbewerbsanalyse in Ihrer Unternehmensstrategie niederschlagen und Ihnen helfen, das Marktpotenzial so gut wie möglich auszuschöpfen.

Möchten Sie sich diesen Aufwand ersparen und schneller zum Ziel gelangen, können Sie alternativ auch auf am Markt verfügbare Software für die Standort- und Wettbewerbsanalyse zurückgreifen. Der Aufwand reduziert sich dabei auf wenige Angaben Ihrerseits, die Analyse wird vollständig durch die Software erledigt. Allerdings müssen Sie dann auch bereit sein, den entsprechenden Preis für die Software zu entrichten.
The other option is to follow up with page visitors outside of AdWords. To do this, you’ll want to create an opt-in page (like the templates above) that offers visitors something of value in exchange for their email address or other contact information. Our dishwasher vendor could offer a free guide on the best way to prolong the life of your dishwasher.

Twitter is also a great place to get guidance about what's popular as it relates to your search terms. Just type a word or phrase into the search bar and see what trending topics come up. You can also use social media monitoring tools like Hootsuite, which allows you to create a stream based on a particular phrase and monitor mentions of it, or TweetReach, which gives you a similar quick analysis. 
Beyond the city level, your geotargeting on Facebook can further narrow your targeted customers to within miles. For example, a fairly standard radius is 10 miles and closer when you’re targeting a specific product or service in a particular vicinity. If you’re in a more rural setting, you can expand that radius to 20 or 25 miles. Urban areas like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York are targeted within one mile.
Lower Costs: When there is a near-infinite supply of search query impressions each month, your strategy is to lower your cost per click in order to drive more click (and conversion) volume to your website. This generally involves making use of keyword list refinement (match types, negative keywords) and lowering bids while keeping an eye on average position.
This broken-link checker makes it easy for a publisher or editor to make corrections before a page is live. Think about a site like Wikipedia, for example. The Wikipedia page for the term "marketing" contains a whopping 711 links. Not only was Check My Links able to detect this number in a matter of seconds, but it also found (and highlighted) seven broken links.
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